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Alessa by Chef Pirozzi

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234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-497-8222
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Very good food.. Pretty authentic and good value for the price. Wife had the soup and she liked it.. I had the calamari and they were perfect..

Thank Danny F
Irvine, California
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Don't pass up the chance to eat at Alessa or sister restaurants in Newport Beach - Pirozzi and Cucina Alessa! This is a FOODIE paradise. Every menu item is multi-layer tasty... (I'm drooling as I write this). I recommend order some of the main menu items as entrees - so you can enjoy more than one since it is so... More 

Thank TomTinaP
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This restaurant, located on Forest, is the sister to Mare on PCH. It is open all day. Parking is tough, but worth the effort. The restaurant is superb for each and every item on the menu. My favorite is the meatball: so flavorful, and one is plenty for lunch. The staff is very helpful, the patrons friendly. We love Alessa.

Thank karenmcclu
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Good food not wildly priced by LB standards. We were recommended the meatballs and were not disappointed.

Thank Clive59
San Clemente, California, United States
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

If a restaurant headlines the name of the chef---and offers what it calls house-made pastas---then they are setting the table for you to be impressed. And we were. By how awful it was. In the years I've been part of the tripadvisor tribe, I have written very few negative blasts---the hospitality business is hard, and everybody has a bad day...and... More 

Thank David L
Laguna Beach
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205 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Alessa and Mare are sister restaurants in town. Mare restricts their menu in the winter, but Alessa keeps the same. Which is why in the winter our friends migrate to the downtown store. We love the choices of hams, salamis, cheeses and salads. It's so easy to accommodate anyone. There's vegetarians and gluten free in our group, so everyone leaves... More 

Thank LagunaGypsy
Bethesda, Maryland
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

The pasta is fabulous and homemade and the pizza is outstanding. So many pastas to choose from. Go with the oriacetto with homemade sausage or the seafood lemon cello or the lamb parapdelle. Fabulous.

Thank David K
La Habra, California
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

After a visit to the Hugo Rivera Gallery in Laguna Beach, my wife and I stopped by Alessa by Pirozzi for a late lunch. Nice Italian restaurant just half a block off Pacific Coast Highway. The service was good and we ordered Panini and Eggplant Parmigiana. Great Place...Plan to come back for either the Lamb Salad or the Veal Osso-Buco.

Thank arturofranz
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Taken there by friends who frequent the restaurant often. Service, quality of food and wine selection all excellent. Pizza is light, ingredients fresh, crispy light crust and delicious topping choices. We ordered the mushroom pizza and it was excellent. Fresh pastas are all excellent. I ordered the Squid Ink linguine with seafood and it was light, fresh and flavorful. My... More 

Thank cocochest
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had dinner here at the recommendation of our hotel concierge. The proprietor greeted us at the door, which belied the service we were about to get. While our waiter was warm and friendly, we felt a bit ignored during the course of our meal. It's worth saying, though, that the food is fantastic -- the meatballs,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Forest Ave, Cross streets PCH & Forest, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-497-8222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?